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Rare white ground Pre-Columbian bag. Late 15th to early 16th century.   Bags with this technique are known to be from the Chuquibama region of the South Central Andes near the  ...
Rare white ground Pre-Columbian bag. Late 15th to early 16th century.   Bags with this technique are known to be from the Chuquibama region of the South Central Andes near the  ...
Rare white ground Pre-Columbian bag. Late 15th to early 16th century.   Bags with this technique are known to be from the Chuquibama region of the South Central Andes near the  ...
Rare white ground Pre-Columbian bag. Late 15th to early 16th century. Bags with this technique are known to be from the Chuquibama region of the South Central Andes near the modern-day town of Arequipa, Peru. They were woven by Aymara speaking people of the region. The design shows stepped forms that are among the earliest design motifs in the Andes. The stepped form is believed to be derived from the ancient concept of the Sacred Mountain that was the model for the ceremonial structures created by Andean cultures. The most prominent of these as it relates to this weaving was the massive stone, stepped pyramid at the sacred site of Tiwanaku in the Titicaca basin. By the time this bag was woven the site of Tiwanaku had been long abandoned and stood in ruins. Nonetheless, the design motif persevered a testament to the grandure of this once sacred city. This bag has been conserved and mounted to a frame. Size: framed - 16 x 20 inches. Textile size: 10 x 15 inches including fringe.
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